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Zhejiang - YiwuTex 2018, the 19th China Yiwu International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry, closed its doors at the end of May with organisers reporting more than 8,600 visitors from 42 countries and regions.

Under the theme of 'Smart Manufacturing‧Green Innovation', the three-day fair, held at the Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China, demonstrated a diverse range of advanced machinery, technologies and products for the knitting, hosiery and printing industries.

Attracted by both domestic exhibitors and a number of leading international knitting technology suppliers, around five per cent of victors were from outside China with many arriving from India, Thailand, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

Exhibits were divided into four thematic zones at the show including the Knitting and Hosiery Machinery Zone which showcased seamless underwear, knitting and hosiery machinery while the Sewing and Automatic Garment Machinery Zone demonstrated the latest cutting, laser, CAD/CAM systems, webbing zipper forming machines and trademark printing machines.

Elsewhere, the Textile Printing Industry Zone included printing equipment, materials and related software while the Knitting Products zone covered yarn, textile fabric, cloth and home textiles.

"Exhibitors have exerted great efforts in introducing the advanced designs, innovative technologies and smart machinery to textile and garment enterprises," organisers said. "In the fair, exhibitors and visitors join hands to identify high productive yet low cost solutions, in order to achieve business upgrade and sustainable development."

The show also included a series of conferences and events aimed at helping textile firms implement energy saving, digital production and sustainable development. These included discussions under the themes, “New Production Trend Seminar”, “Brands Talk: Hosiery and Seamless Apparel”, “Textile Printing Trend Summit Forum – Yiwu Station” and “Private Sourcing Event”.

YiwuTex is co-organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Yiwu China Commodity City Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Jinhua Printing Industrial Association. The next edition will take place from 16 to 18 May 2019.


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